After breakfast we boarded our coach to be taken on a tour of Lyon. Our first point of call was this amazing building.
A mural of over 30 of Lyons famous figures past and present. The Roman emperor Claudius, who was born here when Lyon was the fortress of Roman Gaul; the pioneer filmmaking Lumière brothers; silk weaver and inventor of the Jacquard loom Joseph-Marie Jacquard; author and aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupery and others appear on their balconies by the Saône River. The famous Lyon chef Paul Bocuse stands in the doorway of a typical Lyonnais restaurant, and at one of his tables is crime writer Frédéric Dard.
I think we all took what seemed a million and one photos.
Lyon is famous for its “troupe l’ole” painted walls, and there is nearly one hundred mural frescos painted on frontages of buildings.
I think I will let the pictures do the talking. At first glance when you look at this building it looks busy with people on the balconies, in the shops, people walking past. It’s all just one giant fresco.
If you are visiting Lyon here is the address for this particular building.
angle 49 quai St Vincent et 2 rue de la Martinière – 69001 Lyon 1er
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